11 episodes

A podcast where we will discuss the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts. Hosted by Sonny Brown, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, competitor and coach who is also a 3 times Australian MMA Champion. He also runs the Sonny Brown Martial Arts YouTube Channel which breaks down MMA & Grappling competitors matches and careers. The podcast aims to provide insights to anyone looking to learn more about the teaching and training of martial arts.

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A podcast where we will discuss the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts. Hosted by Sonny Brown, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, competitor and coach who is also a 3 times Australian MMA Champion. He also runs the Sonny Brown Martial Arts YouTube Channel which breaks down MMA & Grappling competitors matches and careers. The podcast aims to provide insights to anyone looking to learn more about the teaching and training of martial arts.

    Wrestling between Risk-Taking & Risk-Aversion With Coach Matt Lindland

    Wrestling between Risk-Taking & Risk-Aversion With Coach Matt Lindland

    I talk to Matt Lindland, the head coach of the USA Greco Roman wrestling team, Olympic Silver Medalist & MMA Pioneer. We discuss his experience coaching wrestlers from a folkstyle background and how to alter their risk-taking intuitions to suit Greco roman. How coaches can simplify their coaching to help their athletes learn more and a lot faster How failure and questioning athletes can help them learn, his time coaching BJ Penn for his MMA fight against GSP and what BJJ can learn from wrestling.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Navigating Restrictions & Wilderness on the 10th Planet with Brandon Mccaghren

    Navigating Restrictions & Wilderness on the 10th Planet with Brandon Mccaghren

    I talk to Brandon McCaghren or B-MAC from 10th Planet Decatur, Alabama. We discuss his start travelling from his home town to train with Eddie Bravo in LA and the value of constraints vs operating in the wild. How the innovative 10th Planet "Hot Box" system and the warm-up routines and patterns have helped it grow and establish itself. Also, building positive club culture and the martial value of tai chi and finally, how to stay inspired as a white belt and the importance of self-discovery.

    • 1 hr
    Effectiveness, Efficacy and the Science Behind Your Jiu-Jitsu With Rory van Vliet

    Effectiveness, Efficacy and the Science Behind Your Jiu-Jitsu With Rory van Vliet

    I talk to Rory from RVV BJJ, who takes a methodical approach to explain the science behind your jiu-jitsu. He explains the critical principle of alignment which breaks down into posture, structure and base. An innovative drilling method known as "*F*YJJ". He also discussed various ways to maximise training time and why beginners should NOT train closed guard. Finally, he explains how low percentage moves and false positives can hinder your training and development and how to solve this problem.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Struggling with Systems Theory, Chaos & Complexity With School of Grappling

    Struggling with Systems Theory, Chaos & Complexity With School of Grappling

    I talk to Andy from School of Grappling. We discuss how systems theory, complexity and chaos can be underlying forces in your grappling training but how misunderstanding systems can be frequent in Jiu-Jitsu. Why attempting to build the perfect grappling system is doomed to fail but how intuition can help to patch the leaks providing you identify the pockets of predictability. Finally, what we can learn learn from robotics, A.I, a school of fish, and a flock of birds to help us navigate jiu-jitsu systems.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Mirroring Principle and Controlled Chaos for Learning With Wim Deputter

    The Mirroring Principle and Controlled Chaos for Learning With Wim Deputter

    I talk to Wim Deputter where we discuss how Jiu-Jitsu is a principle that means a Boxer could be doing Jiu-Jitsu, but you could be a BJJ player and not be doing Jiu-Jitsu. How Wims "Mirroring Principle" is an algorithm and fundamental movement rule that guides BJJ, MMA, Striking and self-defence situations. How constraints placed on any art will determine what that art can become and how constraining beginners to focus on control and then to allow controlled chaos can be the best way for them to develop.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Underground History of Catch Wrestling, MMA & Sakuraba With Jake Shannon

    The Underground History of Catch Wrestling, MMA & Sakuraba With Jake Shannon

    I talk to Jake Shannon who is the founder of Scientific Wrestling and we discuss how the history of grappling can trace its roots back to bored English miners who loved to gamble, how Japanese MMA emerged out of the theatrical and entertainment-driven world of professional Wrestling. The moment a quirky, professional wrestler bested the most famous grappling dynasty in fight sports and how that professional wrestling training helped him do it and could still even be used today in your own training practice.

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Turnwah ,

Whether a fan or a martial artist, you can’t ask for more

I had the privilege of watching Sonny grow over his journey in mixed martial arts for a few years. He accomplished great things and could afford to lecture more than a few of us about what is right/wrong. Instead, he’s chosen to try to understand what it is that has brought success to other people and how to translate those experiences for himself and others. Or we can just listen to great stories from some of the communities best personalities. I eagerly await episodes and thoroughly enjoy all the content brought out. Easiest 5 star review ever.

Uiah ,

Informative and Entertaining!

Fast becoming my favourite MMA podcast...

rhino dee ,

Brilliant - amazing to listen too

Thanks sonny for the awesome podcast

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